Anyone know how to get Varnish installed on a VPS?

software development

#1

Just wondering if anyone has installed varnish on a VPS, or has a link to a tutorial on how to do so. I am currently running nginx. any help would be greatly appreciated.


#2

varnish is a caching load balancer. It cannot be used as a complete substitute for a web server - you still need a web server of some sort to run behind it.


#3

right on, maybe i don’t know enough about it, but is it possible to get it installed and running on a vps on dreamhost? my dreamhost vps would be the webserver running behind it.


#4

You should be able to just SSH in with an administrator account and use sudo apt-get install varnish.

Then you have to configure it.


#5

Anyone was able to install it? And then get it working with nginx?


#6

Would like to know this as well. Just was recommended to use Varnish Cache instead of W3T Total Cache for a WordPress site and would love to hear people’s experiences. Did read you can install it on Debian so I assume I can do it on my LAMP VPS…